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What is PayPal?

PayPal is an online payments and money transfer service that allows you to send money via email, phone, text message or Skype. They offer products to both individuals and businesses alike, including online vendors, auction sites and corporate users. PayPal connects effortlessly to bank accounts and credit cards. PayPal Mobile is one of PayPal鈥檚 newest products. It allows you to send payments by text message or by using PayPal鈥檚 mobile browser.
PayPal is a tool in the Payment Services category of a tech stack.

Who uses PayPal?

Companies
1677 companies reportedly use PayPal in their tech stacks, including Uber, Lyft, and ebay.

Developers
3055 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PayPal.

PayPal Integrations

Shopify, Xero, Backand, ClickFunnels, and CloudRail are some of the popular tools that integrate with PayPal. Here's a list of all 61 tools that integrate with PayPal.

Why developers like PayPal?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use PayPal
PayPal Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose PayPal in their tech stack.

Adrien Rey-Jarthon
Adrien Rey-Jarthon
Founder at updown.io | 11 upvotes 53.1K views
atupdown.ioupdown.io
BitPay
BitPay
PayPal
PayPal
Stripe
Stripe
#BitcoinCash
#Payments
#Bitcoin

To accept payments on updown.io, we first added support for Stripe which is by far the most popular payment gateway for startups and for a good reason. Their service is of awesome quality: the UI is gorgeous, the integration is easy, the documentation is great, the API is super stable and well thought. I can't recommend it enough.

We then added support for PayPal which is pretty popular for people who have money on it and don't know where to spend it (it can make it feel like you're spending less when it comes from PayPal wallet), or for people who prefer not to enter a credit card on a new website. This was pretty well received and we're currently receiving about 25% of our purchases from PayPal. The documentation and integration is much more painful than with Stripe IMO, I can't recommend them for that, but not having it is basically dodging potential sales.

Finally we more recently added support of BitPay for #Bitcoin and BitcoinCash payments, which was a pretty easy process but not worth the time in the end due to the low usage and the always changing conditions of the network: the transaction fees got huge after price raise and bitcoin because unusable for small payments, they then introduced support for BCH and a newer Bitcoin protocol for lower fees, but then you need a special wallet to pay and in the end it's too cumbersome, even for bitcoin users, to pay with it. I think unless you expect a bit number of payments using cryptocurrencies it's not worth implementing this solution, and better to accept them manually.

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Tom Klein
Tom Klein
CEO at Gentlent | 9 upvotes 83.5K views
atGentlentGentlent
TensorFlow
TensorFlow
Let's Encrypt
Let's Encrypt
Twilio
Twilio
PayPal
PayPal
Stripe
Stripe
CloudFlare
CloudFlare
Google Maps
Google Maps
Google Drive
Google Drive
Stack Overflow
Stack Overflow
Postman
Postman
Google Analytics
Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a great tool to analyze your traffic. To debug our software and ask questions, we love to use Postman and Stack Overflow. Google Drive helps our team to share documents. We're able to build our great products through the APIs by Google Maps, CloudFlare, Stripe, PayPal, Twilio, Let's Encrypt, and TensorFlow.

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Mark Catalano
Mark Catalano
Co-Founder at TakeShape | 1 upvotes 19.7K views
atTakeShapeTakeShape
Recurly
Recurly
Chargebee
Chargebee
Braintree
Braintree
PayPal
PayPal
Stripe
Stripe

Deciding what tools to use to set up selling from a JAMstack site. Stripe, PayPal, Braintree, @snipcart, @gumroad, @foxy, @memberful, Chargebee, Recurly.

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git8409
git8409
PayPal
PayPal

Donations are processed through PayPal, mostly. So it's a pretty indespensable tool, as it's our main source of income. PayPal

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Travis Rowland
Travis Rowland
CEO at Dynamictivity, Inc. | 1 upvotes 4.4K views
atDynamictivityDynamictivity
PayPal
PayPal

PayPal is well-known to consumers and consequently instills trust in financial transactions. PayPal

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Chris Barnett
Chris Barnett
CTO at Promethean TV | 1 upvotes 4.4K views
atPromethean TVPromethean TV
PayPal
PayPal

PrometheanTV utilizes the Paypal Payment services to provide various e-commerce and payment related features. PayPal

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PayPal's Features

  • 2.9% + $0.30 or less- With our flat, transparent pricing, you鈥檒l never be surprised by hidden or variable fees. We also offer discounted rates when you sell a lot, or when you use our card reader.
  • Keeping every seller secure- If you鈥檙e sent an unauthorized payment, or a buyer claims they never received an item, our Seller Protection covers you for the full amount of the eligible payment.
  • Easy for them, easy for you- With just a few clicks, you can get paid by debit card, credit card, or a PayPal transfer. All someone needs to start buying from you is your e-mail address or mobile number.
  • Adaptive Payments- The Adaptive Payments API allows merchants and developers to pay almost anyone and set up automated payments.
  • Express Checkout- Express Checkout allows merchants and developers to minimize the number of steps customers must complete when they checkout.
  • PayPal Payments Advanced- PayPal Payments Advanced allows merchants to enable their online stores to collect payment directly via credit card or via PayPal Express Checkout.

PayPal Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PayPal?
Stripe
Stripe makes it easy for developers to accept credit cards on the web.
WePay
WePay helps people sell tickets to events, send invoices, sell items online, and accept donations online. WePay also provides an API that allows developers to access its payments platform.
Payoneer
It is a financial services company that provides online money transfer and digital payment services and working capital solutions
TransferWise
It bypasses pricey international payments entirely by using two local transfers instead of one international transaction. If you want to convert your pounds to euros, you send the money in pounds to its UK-based account.
Braintree
Braintree replaces traditional payment gateways and merchant accounts. From one touch payments, to mobile SDKs and international sales, we provide everything you need to start accepting payments today.
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PayPal's Followers
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